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Protests, Trump threats: A rocky New Year for Mexico

Mexico is already having a year to forget. Mexicans woke up from their New Year celebrations on January 1 with the highest increase in gasoline ...

Ed Sheeran back with two new singles

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran surprised fans by releasing two new songs on Friday, drawn from his forthcoming third album. The 25-year-old, who won the song ...

Five dead in Fort Lauderdale airport shooting

A gunman opened fire Friday at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport, a major tourist hub in Florida, killing five people and injuring eight, as panicked travelers fled ...

Paris department stores finally open on Sundays

Sunday shopping at Paris's prestigious department stores is finally becoming a reality, giving them a much-needed shot in the arm following terror attacks that have ...

Bosnian actor sells Berlin film trophy to survive

A Bosnian Roma actor who won a Silver Bear acting award at the Berlin film festival in 2013 says he has sold his trophy because ...

Trump says hacking had 'no effect' on his election

Donald Trump asserted that hacking did not sway the US election, after a briefing on an intelligence report that blamed Russia's Vladimir Putin for a ...

'Ratings machine' Trump raps TV successor Schwarzenegger

As Donald Trump readies to move into the Oval Office, Arnold Schwarzenegger has stepped into his old shoes -- as host of the reality show ...

Charlie Hebdo has gone soft on extremists: quitting journalist

One of Charlie Hebdo's most outspoken journalists said on Friday she is quitting the French satirical magazine because it has gone soft on Islamist extremism. ...

Two US astronauts on spacewalk to upgrade ISS

Two American astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station on Friday to work on upgrading the orbiting outpost's electrical system. Americans Shane Kimbrough, the 49-year-old ...

Surgery for obese teens works longterm: study

Gastric bypass surgery helps "severely obese" teenagers shed weight and keep it off for years, according to research published on Friday. In two studies, one ...

Le Pen to push for 'Frexit' if EU refuses to cede powers

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen pledged Friday she would campaign for France to leave the EU unless Brussels agreed to return full powers to ...

New grisly Brazil prison massacre kills 31

Brazil was hit Friday by its second grisly prison massacre in a week, as inmates beheaded and mutilated fellow prisoners at a northern jail, leaving ...

Slain Turkish policeman hailed for preventing new bloodbath

Turkey gave a hero's funeral Friday to a policeman praised for preventing a massacre in the latest attack to shake the country, as reports suggested ...

'King Kohli' crowned India limited overs skipper

Selectors appointed Virat Kohli as India's limited overs skipper Friday as the number one ranked Test side sets its sights on winning back its title ...

Human brain's face recognition develops into adulthood: studies

The part of the human brain that is involved in face recognition keeps developing into adulthood, a pair of new studies found, surprising scientists who ...

Nigerian midfielder Mikel leaves Chelsea for China

Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel announced on Friday he is leaving English Premier League leaders Chelsea to join Chinese side Tianjin TEDA. He is the ...

Russia starts scaling down Syria military deployment

Russia's military said Friday it has begun scaling down its deployment to Syria, as the regime intensified its bombardment of a rebel-held district home to ...

Syria aircraft strike rebels near water source

Syrian government aircraft bombed a rebel-held district that is the capital's main water source on Friday as the rival sides traded blame over a cut ...

US spy chiefs confront Trump with Russia findings

US spy chiefs were set to confront an openly dismissive President-elect Donald Trump Friday with their evidence that Russia mounted an unprecedented bid to disrupt ...

Award-winning Indian actor Om Puri dies of heart attack

Om Puri, the acclaimed Indian actor who appeared in hit films including "Gandhi", "City of Joy" and "East is East", died Friday after suffering a ...

'Mastermind' of Bangladesh cafe siege killed: police

An Islamist extremist accused of being one of the masterminds of last year's deadly siege at a Bangladeshi cafe was shot dead during a pre-dawn ...

Six dead as floods spark chaos in Thai south

Thai authorities on Friday warned of flash floods across the south as torrential rains lashed the region leaving at least six people dead, delaying flights ...

Stars remember Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher

Friends and family of screen icon Debbie Reynolds and "Star Wars" legend Carrie Fisher gathered Thursday to pay tribute to the beloved celebrity mother and ...

Intimate Princess Diana letters sell for £15,000 in London

Letters handwritten by the late Princess Diana, including one describing how her son Prince Harry was "constantly in trouble", sold for £15,100 ($18,600, 17,500 euros) ...

Unlucky polar bears beset by toxins too

Polar bears just can't catch a break. Already struggling to cope with climate change, the giant Arctic carnivores also face a chemical poisoning risk 100 ...

Police clash with Mexico gas protesters, gunfire erupts

Gunfire erupted as protesters clashed with police in Mexico during another day of looting and demonstrations against a gasoline price increase that has infuriated the ...

Trump insists he is 'big fan' of US intel community

President-elect Donald Trump insisted Thursday he supports the US intelligence agencies despite having cast doubts on their conclusion that Russia interfered with the US presidential ...

US spy chiefs stand firm on Russia findings

US spy chiefs insisted they have strong evidence that Russia mounted an unprecedented bid to disrupt the American election, standing firm in the face of ...

New Turkey attack kills two as Istanbul gunman hunted

A car bombing blamed on Kurdish militants rocked the Turkish city of Izmir on Thursday, killing at least two people and triggering a deadly shootout ...

Turkey jails two troops for life in first coup bid verdict

A Turkish court on Thursday sentenced two army officers to life in jail over their roles in the failed July coup, the first verdicts to ...

All change for London's Changing of the Guard after Berlin attack

The historic and colourful Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London that attracts thousands of tourists is to change its timings as ...

Sky's the limit for Thai baby elephant swimming back to health

After losing part of her foot in a snare in Thailand, baby elephant 'Clear Sky' is now learning to walk again -- in water. The ...

Pole dancers jam traffic at Taiwan politician's funeral

Fifty pole dancers clad in black bikinis gave one Taiwan politician a raucous final send-off in an eyebrow-raising funeral parade that jammed traffic and drew ...

Turkey makes new arrests over attack, tightens borders

Turkish police detained several new suspects on Thursday in fresh raids over the nightclub attack that killed 39, as authorities tightened borders to prevent the ...

UN warns of war crime as Damascus water crisis grows

The United Nations warned Thursday that sabotaging water supplies was a war crime after the main source for Syria's capital was cut, leaving more than ...

Apple removes New York Times app from China store

Apple has removed the New York Times from its China app store, the tech giant said, after authorities told the company the app breached regulations. ...

Scars haunt Colombian rebels as they disarm

Jair's missing right leg reminds him of many things: the heavy price he paid for fighting in the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and the ...

Iraq launches offensive on IS near Syria border

Iraqi forces launched an offensive against the Islamic State group near the Syrian border Thursday, piling further pressure on the jihadists' crumbling "caliphate". Baghdad and ...

S. Korea president's lawyers say no evidence for impeachment

The impeachment trial of South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye got under way Thursday, with her lawyers arguing there is no evidence to back the corruption ...

110 inmates on run after Philippines' biggest jailbreak

Philippine authorities said Thursday they had captured or killed dozens of men who escaped in the nation's biggest jailbreak but more than 110 remained on ...

Swiss charged in Singapore over Malaysia's 1MDB saga

A Swiss banker was charged in Singapore on Thursday with money laundering and other offences related to an international corruption scandal involving neighbouring Malaysia's state ...

Glitzy Golden Globes launch Hollywood awards season

Hollywood's elite hits the red carpet on Sunday for the Golden Globes, launching a fiercely-contested awards season that looks set to reward escapist fantasy and ...

Netanyahu urges pardon for soldier who killed Palestinian

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for a pardon for a soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a wounded Palestinian attacker as he ...

Living close to major roads increases dementia risk: study

People living near major roads have a higher chance of developing dementia, according to a large-scale study published in British medical journal The Lancet on ...

Venezuela president names new potential successor

Venezuela's leader Nicolas Maduro named an ex-security minister Wednesday as his vice-president, who would become head of state if Maduro were removed from office this ...

NASA announces two missions to study early solar system

The US space agency NASA announced two unmanned missions to asteroids designed to study one of the earliest eras in the history of the solar ...

Citing Trump 'uncertainty,' Fed says faster rate hikes possible

US central bankers say they may need to raise interest rates faster than planned due to "considerable uncertainty" linked to Donald Trump's fiscal stimulus plans, ...

Obama, Team Trump in health care showdown

US President Barack Obama called on congressional Democrats Wednesday to "fight" to preserve his signature health care reform, with its future in doubt as Donald ...

105-year-old Frenchman pedals into history books

A 105-year-old Frenchman set a new one-hour cycling record for his age Wednesday -- although Robert Marchand was already in a class of his own. ...

Leeds owner Cellino sells 50% stake to fellow Italian

Controversial Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino on Wednesday sold 50 percent of his stake in the historic English club to a fellow Italian with strong ...

More than 100 hurt in New York train derailment

A New York commuter train derailed Wednesday during the morning rush at a station in Brooklyn, sparking chaotic scenes and leaving more than 100 people ...

How our shopping habits hurt endangered species

The hidden danger to wildlife posed by imported consumer goods -- an expresso coffee in Beijing, a tofu salad in Chicago -- can now be ...

Trump doubtful as US spy chiefs to testify on Russian hacking

Top US spy chiefs will testify in Congress Thursday on alleged Russian interference in the US election as President-elect Donald Trump continued to question intelligence ...

Gun used by Amri matches Berlin Christmas attack weapon

Tunisian suspect Anis Amri smuggled the weapon used in the Berlin Christmas market attack across borders to Italy and used it in the shoot-out in ...

Emiratis banned from keeping wild pets: reports

The private ownership of wild animals has been outlawed in the United Arab Emirates, where keeping exotic creatures as pets is a status symbol for ...

Milky Way: glimpses of a 'star factory' at work

The European Space Agency on Wednesday released stunning images of baby stars taking shape inside the Milky Way's Orion nebula. The massive Orion A molecular ...

Rabada pushes Sri Lanka to brink of defeat

Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada said South Africa would rely on the pace and bounce of the Newlands pitch when they press for a series-clinching win ...

Israeli soldier convicted for shooting dead Palestinian assailant

A soldier who shot dead a wounded Palestinian assailant as he lay on the ground posing no apparent threat was convicted of manslaughter Wednesday after ...

Tech sector outlook dampened by political uncertainty

As tech industry leaders gather for an annual extravaganza showcasing hot new products, political uncertainty is casting a cloud over the sector. The election of ...

Turkey warns Syria talks at risk over truce violations

Turkey on Wednesday warned that planned Syrian peace talks co-sponsored by Russia were at risk, calling on the Damascus regime of President Bashar al-Assad to ...

France moves to suspend Vitamin D supplement after baby dies

France has moved to suspend sales of a vitamin D medication following the death of a baby who suffocated after being given the liquid supplement, ...

Turkey identifies Istanbul gunman, makes new arrests

Turkey said Wednesday it had identified the gunman behind the New Year's massacre on an elite Istanbul nightclub that killed 39, as President Recep Tayyip ...

WikiLeaks urges leaks of departing Obama White House docs

WikiLeaks appealed Tuesday for leaked White House documents before President Barack Obama leaves office, as its founder Julian Assange again denied Russia was the source ...

Myanmar commission plays down abuse against Rohingya

A commission probing violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state on Wednesday denied security forces have carried out a genocidal campaign against the Rohingya, days after a ...

Suspected IS scout for Berlin attack sites goes on trial

An alleged Islamic State jihadist accused of scoping out potential targets for an attack in Berlin, including the Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag building, went on ...

Hair salon? Library? Novel time for I. Coast women

As many African women spend much of their spare time in hair salons, Ivory Coast's chief librarian, also a woman, came up with a brainwave ...

Reynolds, Fisher to get joint funeral: US media

Screen icon Debbie Reynolds and her daughter, "Star Wars" legend Carrie Fisher, are to be buried side by side among numerous stars of Hollywood's Golden ...

Fish drags Aussie into shark-infested waters

A man has survived for hours in cold, shark-infested waters after being dragged out of his boat as he struggled to land a large fish ...

Panama looks to talks with France to get off tax haven list

Panama said it will hold talks with France in the coming days, after Paris confirmed the Central American country was back on its blacklist of ...

More than 150 inmates escape in Philippine jail raid

Suspected Muslim rebels staged the Philippines' biggest jailbreak Wednesday when they stormed a dilapidated jail in the violence-plagued south of the country, freeing 158 inmates ...

Colonial satire parade still going in Ghana after almost a century

A fancy dress New Year festival that began almost a century ago in Ghana as a searing satire of colonial life is still thriving today, ...

McDonald's crosses cardinals to offer 'Big Vac'

McDonald's is dishing up "hallowed" hamburgers after the Vatican backed it in a fight with cardinals over a new outlet at the foot of the ...

Republicans lock horns with Trump as new Congress sworn in

House Republicans were forced to back down Tuesday on plans to gut a congressional ethics office as Donald Trump rebuked them over the move, in ...

Ghosts haunt our palace, says Swedish queen

Queen Silvia of Sweden says the royal palace where she resides is haunted, according to a documentary to be aired on public television on Thursday. ...

David Bowie remembered as engaging until end, a year after death

When David Bowie walked unassumingly into a cozy New York jazz club to hear Donny McCaslin play, the saxophonist admits he wasn't well-versed in the ...

Britain's EU ambassador quits before Brexit trigger

Britain's ambassador to the European Union resigned on Tuesday, adding uncertainty to the Brexit process less than three months before the UK is due to ...

Trump names protectionist as US trade rep

President-elect Donald Trump announced Tuesday he has nominated Reagan-era lawyer Robert Lighthizer, described as an advocate of greater protectionism, as US trade representative. Trump's choice ...

Brazil hunts escaped inmates after bloody prison riot

Brazilian police staged a massive manhunt Tuesday for scores of convicts who escaped during a prison riot that ended with 56 inmates killed by their ...

Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' becomes German bestseller

The first reprint of Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" in Germany since World War II has proved a surprise bestseller, heading for its sixth print run, ...

SpaceX ready to launch again after explosion

SpaceX says it has determined the cause of a launchpad explosion that destroyed a satellite in September and is ready to start launches again as ...

Philander defends decision to bat again

Opening bowler Vernon Philander defended South Africa’s decision not to enforce the follow-on after he and Kagiso Rabada destroyed the Sri Lankan batting on the ...

Germany plans security overhaul after Berlin attack

Germany's interior minister on Tuesday outlined plans for a security services overhaul, seeking greater federal powers on domestic intelligence and quicker expulsions of illegal migrants ...

Turkey makes more arrests in hunt for Istanbul attacker

Turkish authorities on Tuesday intensified efforts to identify a suspected jihadist from Central Asia behind the massacre of 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub who ...

Indian minister blames 'western dress' for sex attacks

An Indian minister faced a severe backlash Tuesday after he criticised women for dressing "like westerners" at a New Year's Eve celebration where a mob ...

Scissors pulled from Vietnam man's stomach 18 years after surgery

A Vietnamese man has had scissors removed from his abdomen which were left behind during surgery 18 years ago, after reporting a stomachache that was ...

Facebook sleuths bring home India's stolen idols

By day, Arvind Venkatraman works as a software engineer in India's tech hub Chennai. But in his spare time, he is an international art detective ...

Canada faces deadly fentanyl overdose crisis

Sirens scream non-stop through the urban heart of Vancouver, as responders race toward drug addicts overdosing -- and dying in such numbers that the city's ...

US Customs computer collapse leaves thousands of travelers waiting

A nationwide collapse of the US customs service computer system left thousands of passengers lined up at airports awaiting clearance to officially enter the country, ...

Syrian star turned pizza boy dreaming of Hollywood ending

It's an all-too-familiar Hollywood story: the out-of-work actor eking out an existence in cheap housing, earning minimum wage delivering pizzas, desperate for his big break. ...

Charleston church shooter found competent to stand trial again

Convicted church killer Dylann Roof was found competent to stand trial for a second time Monday, allowing jurors to consider whether he should be imprisoned ...

No N. Korea missile will be capable of reaching US: Trump

President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter again on Monday evening to promise North Korea would not develop a nuclear missile capable of reaching US territory. ...

Huge wildfire burns homes in Valparaiso, Chile

A wildfire ravaged woods and burned 100 homes in the hilly Chilean port city of Valparaiso on Monday, forcing authorities to evacuate hundreds of people. ...

Syrian rebels announce freeze of talks about peace negotiations

About 10 Syrian rebel groups announced Monday they were suspending talks about planned peace negotiations this month in the Kazakh capital Astana, due to "violations" ...

Pope on sex abuse: 'zero tolerance' means just that

Pope Francis on Monday defended the Catholic Church's much-vaunted "zero tolerance" approach to abuse, while admitting the ancient institution had so far lacked the courage ...

Inmates beheaded in Brazil riot, 56 killed

Rioting inmates decapitated their rivals in brutal fighting between two gangs in a Brazilian jail that left 56 dead, while 144 prisoners escaped, officials said. ...

Obama to deliver farewell speech next week in Chicago

US President Barack Obama will deliver a farewell speech next week from his political stronghold of Chicago, one of the last times he will be ...

Fighting puts Syria peace negotiations at risk

A dozen Syrian rebel factions have suspended talks on new peace negotiations, accusing President Bashar al-Assad's regime of violating a four-day-old ceasefire with attacks near ...

Police question Netanyahu as part of graft probe

Police grilled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for three hours on Monday on suspicion of receiving gifts from businessmen, as part of a graft probe ...

IS claims latest deadly Baghdad attack

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack that killed at least 32 people Monday in Baghdad. The jihadist organisation took ...

Russian diplomats expelled from US arrive in Moscow: Russian media

A plane carrying 35 diplomats expelled from the United States over Russia's alleged meddling in the US presidential election arrived in Moscow early Monday, Russian ...

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